Bercovici's 5 TD Passes Lead the Sun Devils Past Colorado

By EFN Staff
Published: 10/10/2015

Arizona State 48 Colorado 23

Arizona State jumped out to an early 24-7 lead over Colorado and then poured it on in the second half to improve to 4-2. The dominant performance, including nine sacks by the defense, improved the Sun Devils to 7-0 all-time against the Buffaloes.

Player of the game

  • Sun Devils quarterback Mike Bercovici passed for 260 yards and tied a career-high with five touchdown passes. The Sun Devils are 4-1 when the senior throws at least three touchdowns. 

Key stats

  • Colorado has dropped its last 12 Pac-12 games.
  • Arizona State is now 27-6 under head coach Todd Graham when scoring first.
  • The Sun Devils are now 15-2 in conference games following their first Pac-12 loss of the season in the past two seasons.
  • Arizona State junior wide receiver Tim White caught seven passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns; White has a touchdown in all but one game this season.
  • Colorado, which entered the game averaging 233 rushing yards per game, was held to just 49 yards on 28 carries.
  • Sun Devils senior wide receiver D.J. Foster now has a reception in 46 straight games – the longest active streak in the FBS and two games shy of the Pac-12 record.
  • Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau passed for 389 yards, the second-most in his career; his three best career passing games have all come against the Golden Bears.

Key play

  • Bercovici connected with White for a 38-yard touchdown just 25 seconds into the second quarter to give the Sun Devils a 24-7 lead.

Up next

  • Colorado vs. Arizona (10/17)
  • Arizona State vs. Utah (10/17)